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Tickets on sale for our annual Christmas Raffle!
07-11-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
For most of us Christmas is referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year”. However, there are many children and their families who are on a whole different journey around the festive season. Every year around 150 children in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer. We offer practical, emotional and financial support to these …
Candlelighters got super spooky with their Halloween parties in Leeds and Hull!
01-11-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Candlelighters got super spooky with their Halloween parties in Leeds and Hull! For the first time ever, Candlelighters hosted a Halloween party in Hull alongside our annual Halloween event in Leeds. Each year Candlelighters host many different themed events for families across Yorkshire. These events, run by the Family Support Team at Candlelighters, are extremely …
Our Autumn Newsletter is OUT NOW!
16-10-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
It’s all very exciting here at Candlelighters as our Autumn newsletter has now landed on doorsteps for those that have opted in – how exciting! If you haven’t opted in to receiving our newsletter, you can view it by clicking the image below! Have a good read and find out exactly what our team and …
Candlelighters create the symbolic Gold Ribbon in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Today, it’s time for the BIG REVEAL!
30-09-19Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Childhood cancer charity, Candlelighters reveal their #CCAM Gold Ribbon as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close. Throughout the month of September, children’s cancer charity, Candlelighters along with many other charities around the world have been raising awareness of childhood cancer, as well as raising vital funds to support the work they do. Each …

Your stories

Our Young Fundraisers are stepping up their game!
08-11-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
In Summer 2019, Will Caygill from Skipton took on the epic ‘coast to coast’ challenge from Morecambe to Bridlington in support of Candlelighters, who supported two local children he knew, and CALM. Will smashed both his personal and fundraising target, completing the 274km route in three days by cycling for 8 hours every day! His …
“If you raise eyebrows then you raise awareness!”
28-10-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
This year has been full of crazy challenges from our supporters, however Daniel ‘Ducky’ White’s challenges have definitely been up there for the whackiest idea’s we’ve seen! Daniel says: “So for the fundraising, it all started as doing something different with a motto of ‘If you raise eyebrows then you raise awareness’, so I decided …
6 Yorkshire Peaks turns out an incredible £6,000 for Candlelighters!
25-10-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Earlier this year Ian Clarkson, Dad of Emily Clarkson who was diagnosed with Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2018 aged just 9 months old, set a challenge of a lifetime. On the 24th July 2019 Ian took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks, not only once but twice in one day! This massive challenge was to …
Harrogate School Gets FUNdraising!
16-10-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Inspired by Jonny Gilberts year of fundraising, Ashville College’s class of Year 7 (now year 8 woo!) organised an amazing week of fundraising in support of Candlelighters. Students of Year 7 gave an assembly informing the full year group about the support Candlelighters provide, before fundraising their way through the action packed week ahead! From …
Simon Firth tells us about the fun and crazy sights of the 2019 Screwball Rally!
30-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
“I’m writing this on the evening of 24th September and thinking that just yesterday I had breakfast in Luxembourg and lunch in Belgium … a trip that took us around 9 months to plan and prepare for – the 2019 Screwball Rally in aid of Candlelighters Trust. The charity rally essentially involves driving cheapish cars …
“Without Candlelighters, life would have been impossible.”
27-09-19Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Dads amazing charity challenge to mark 2 years of son being in remission! Team George was founded by Mark and Helen Gallimore after their son George was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2013. From diagnosis and throughout his illness, George and his family were supported by Candlelighters “Without Candlelighters life would have been impossible” Mark Gallimore …